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1. bishop

noun. ['ˈbɪʃəp'] a senior member of the Christian clergy having spiritual and administrative authority; appointed in Christian churches to oversee priests or ministers; considered in some churches to be successors of the twelve Apostles of Christ.

Synonyms

  • primus
  • priest
  • exarch
  • eparch
  • vicar apostolic
  • suffragan
  • cardinal
  • archbishop
  • suffragan bishop

Etymology

  • bishop (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • biscop (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Bishop

  • archbishop
  • worship

Example sentences of the word bishop


1. Noun, singular or mass
But I also am a bishop, ordained by God to oversee those outside the church."

Quotes containing the word bishop


1. Bishop was all done with the witty converstaion. 'Will you swear?'And Myrnin said, shockingly, 'I will.' And he proceeded to, a string of swearwords that made Claire blink. He ended with, '—frothy fool-born apple-john! Cheater of vandals and defiler of dead dogs!' and did another twirl and bow. He looked up with a red, red grin that was more like a leer. 'Is that what you meant, my lord?
- Rachel Caine, Feast of Fools

2. ...Man has a tyrant, ignorance. I voted for the demise of that particular tyrant. That particular tyrant has engendered royalty, which is authority based on falsehood, whereas science is authority based on truth. Man should be governed by science alone.""And conscience,"added the bishop."It's the same thing. Conscience is the quota of innate science we each have inside us.
- Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

2. bishop

noun. ['ˈbɪʃəp'] port wine mulled with oranges and cloves.

Etymology

  • bishop (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • biscop (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. bishop

noun. ['ˈbɪʃəp'] (chess) a piece that can be moved diagonally over unoccupied squares of the same color.

Synonyms

  • chessman

Antonyms

  • ordinal
  • unimportant

Etymology

  • bishop (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • biscop (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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